|For a Healthy Nation: Returns on Investment in Public Health|
Keywords: PUBLIC HEALTH; STATE PROGRAMS; FEDERAL PROGRAMS
|ERIC ED349481: Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Annual Report to Governor Walter J. Hickel and the Alaska State Legislature. - ERIC|
This document presents a report on domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. An introduction includes vignettes and a review of the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault. National and state statistics are provided and it is noted that Alaska has the highest incidence of rape in the country. The next section describes major initiatives by the Council on Domestic Violence. The initiatives included funding for prison batterers' programs; a videotape for training law enforcement off...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Family Violence; Rape; Sexual Abuse; State Programs
|ERIC ED303172: A Strategic Plan for Managing and Preserving Electronic Records in New York State Government: Final Report of the Special Media Records Project. - ERIC|
This report presents the final recommendations of the Special Media Records Project for the improved management and preservation of machine-readable records in New York State government agencies. The first of three parts of the report discusses strategic issues in the management and preservation of electronic records, including key trends in information technology; the relationship between paper and electronic records; and the organizational context...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Archives; Information Technology; Recordkeeping; State Agencies; State Programs
|A Compendium of Selected Public Health Data Sources: A Working Document - Walcoff & Associates, Inc.|
Keywords: HEALTH STATISTICS; FEDERAL PROGRAMS; STATE PROGRAMS; INFORMATION RESOURCES; INTERNET
|State Medicaid Managed Care: Requirements for Linguistically Appropriate Health Care|
Keywords: MEDICAID MANAGED CARE; HEALTH CARE; LANGUAGE; INTERPRETER SERVICES; STATE PROGRAMS
|ERIC ED229110: Family Foster Care Reimbursement: Results of a National Survey. - ERIC|
Based on data from the Family Foster Care Reimbursement Survey for 1981, tables in this report present the level of the 50 states' reimbursements for family foster care. Categories of data reported include age of child in foster care, basic monthly rate, clothing allowance, personal and incidental allowance, and special needs allowance (on a continuum ranging from mild to very severe). (RH)
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Foster Care; National Surveys; State Programs; Tables (Data)
|ASTHO Bilingual Health Initiative Report and Recommendations: State Health Agency Strategies to Develop Linguistically Relevant Public Health Systems|
Keywords: MINORITY GROUPS; BILINGUAL EDUCATION; STATE PROGRAMS; PUBLIC HEALTH; NEEDS ASSESSMENT
|ERIC ED270203: A Review of California's Child Support Enforcement Program. - ERIC|
This report reviews California's Child Support Enforcement program (CCSEP) and prospects for increasing support payments. Chapter I describes the structure of the CCSEP, recent collection experience, and prospects for growth in collections under current practices. Chapter II describes recent revisions in federal law concerning the program and the expected effect of the changes on collections of support payments in California...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Federal Legislation; Program Development; Program Effectiveness; State Programs
|ERIC ED270339: Introduction to State Programs. - ERIC|
Designed to provide an overview of programs offered by state humanities councils, this publication is divided into seven sections. An introduction defines the humanities and outlines the Division of State Programs within the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). A section entitled "The State Humanities Councils" presents the history, purpose, funding, and council members' responsibilities in the state councils...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Federal Programs; Federal State Relationship; Humanities; State Programs
|ERIC ED357740: State Publications: Depository Distribution and Bibliographical Programs, Supplement, 1981. Documents Monograph Series, No. 2A. - ERIC|
This publication contains information from 20 state depository library programs. Reports from the Center for Research Libraries (Chicago) and the Library of Congress, which are officially designated as depositories by some states, are included for the first time. Reports provide information about: (1) name and address of reporting agency; (2) legal authority; (3) place in parent agency; (4) staff; (5) powers and duties; (6) depository libraries; (7) documents distributed; (8) exchanges and out-o...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Budgets; Depository Libraries; Government Publications; Library Personnel; Library Services; State Agencies; State Programs
|ERIC ED256141: South Dakota Public Law 89-313 Projects: 1982-1983. - ERIC|
The booklet summarizes the projects conducted by 15 agencies in South Dakota using funds from P.L. 89-313 (Amendments to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act), designed to help meet special education needs of handicapped students. Each summary provides the following information: project title, state agency, project location, type and number of children served, funding allocation, background, project goal, project objectives, methodology, and evaluation...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Delivery Systems; Disabilities; Elementary Secondary Education; Federal Legislation; Preschool Education; Program Descriptions; State Programs
|ERIC ED259251: Current Status of Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (September 22, 1983). - ERIC|
This document contains transcripts of witness testimony, prepared statements, and supplemental materials from the Congressional hearing called to examine the current status of drug abuse prevention and treatment programs in the United States. Witnesses include Dr. Edward N. Brandt, the assistant secretary for health of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. William Pollin, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, who outline the current extent of the drug pro...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Drug Abuse; Drug Rehabilitation; Federal Aid; Financial Support; Hearings; Prevention; State Programs
|ERIC ED305415: Food Stamp Program: Administrative Hindrances to Participation. Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations, and Nutrition, Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives. - ERIC|
This report addresses the issue of whether Federal regulations and certain state and local office practices and procedures may discourage or prevent eligible persons from participating in the Food Stamp Program. The report focuses on only those procedures and practices that affect households once they have contacted the local food stamp office for assistance. Reviewed were application procedures and 664 case records for fiscal years 1984 and 1985 in California, Illinois, Maryland, Oklahoma, and ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Eligibility; Federal Programs; Food; Program Administration; Program Design; Program Implementation; State Programs; Welfare Services
|ERIC ED305159: Child Support: State Progress in Developing Automated Enforcement Systems. Fact Sheet for Congressional Requesters. - ERIC|
In a background report and five appendices, this fact sheet reviews the automation status of state child support enforcement programs, giving particular attention to the status of automation efforts, state and federal officials' views, and reasons for progress or lack of progress. Information was obtained primarily by telephone interviews of officials in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Administrator Attitudes; Automation; Financial Support; Law Enforcement; National Surveys; Program Development; State Programs
|ERIC ED286123: State Plan for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. - ERIC|
This document provides the state of North Carolina with a blueprint for program development, training, and research in the area of child abuse prevention intended to strengthen community programs and families statewide. The problem of child abuse is presented in the first section of the report. The next section identifies barriers which may be significant factors in the implementation of a comprehensive child abuse prevention program...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adolescents; Child Abuse; Child Neglect; Children; Prevention; Program Development; State Legislation; State Programs
|ERIC ED295384: National Directory of Transition Specialists, 1986. - ERIC|
This directory is designed for use by parents, professionals, and disabled persons interested and concerned about the transition period from high school to adult working life. It lists persons in each state who can be contacted for information on current transition activities as well as future transition services being planned by the state. It includes names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers for persons designated as transition specialists by each state's chief state school officer and a...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Disabilities; Education Work Relationship; Secondary Education; State Programs; Transitional Programs; Vocational Rehabilitation
|ERIC ED286643: Programs That Work: Early Childhood Education Plan Continuing Programs. - ERIC|
Briefly described are 15 projects originally funded by the State of Maine as early childhood education plans, subsequently evaluated as successful and instituted by local units as part of a regular school program. After each program description, the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of contact persons are provided. (RH)
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Early Childhood Education; Incentive Grants; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Program Descriptions; Program Effectiveness; State Programs
|ERIC ED290096: Medicare: Prescription Drug Issues. Report to the Chairman, Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate. - ERIC|
This report was written by the General Accounting Office (GAO) in response to a request by Senator John Melcher that the GAO provide information about prescription drugs as they relate to the needs of the elderly. The information in the report is based on results of an ongoing GAO study of catastrophic illness insurance and is derived from documents which the GAO has reviewed and from two legislative proposals to expand Medicare coverage for catastrophic illness...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Drug Therapy; Drug Use; Federal Legislation; Financial Problems; Health Needs; Older Adults; State Programs
|ERIC ED280570: Kindergarten: Alaska Elementary Curriculum Guide. First Edition. - ERIC|
Intended as a model to aid school districts as they develop and review their curriculum documents and not intended for direct use by teachers preparing lessons, this guide to the kindergarten curriculum lists topics/concepts, learning outcomes, and sample learning objectives for children's social, physical, emotional, creative, and cognitive development. Entries in the topics/concepts column broadly define the content to be included in the study of each subject area...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Objectives; Elementary School Curriculum; Guidelines; Kindergarten; Models; Primary Education; State Programs
|ERIC ED284649: State Child Support Laws: Compliance with the 1984 Federal Amendments. - ERIC|
To inform states regarding their compliance with practices mandated by the Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984, this document provides a state by state analysis of the effects of the amendment on state child support laws. Information for each state is divided into two sections. The first section lists state laws that contain many or all of the features required by the federal legislation. These laws include both those enforcement tools requiring legislation and those that may be accompl...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Compliance (Legal); Evaluation Methods; Federal Legislation; National Surveys; State Legislation; State Programs
|ERIC ED374558: Re:Learning in Pennsylvania: McCaskey High School, School District of Lancaster. - ERIC|
Since 1988, considerable state and school/district energies have been devoted to implementing Re:Learning in Pennsylvania. This paper summarizes Re:Learning activities in the school district of Lancaster, in particular, McCaskey High School, which was recognized for the scope and quality of its implementation efforts. Re:Learning is a national effort to redesign the total school system. Based on Theodore Sizer's nine common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), it reflects the ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Change; High Schools; Program Implementation; School Restructuring; State Programs; State School District Relationship
|ERIC ED286327: Establishing a Computer Network for Connecticut. - ERIC|
The goal of the Connecticut Special Education Computer Network Project is to develop and field test a special education computer network with schools and school districts within the state. SpecialNet, a national computer network of special educators, will be used as the means to achieve this goal. The project, it is hoped, will help to enhance communication among schools, the State Department of Education, and local districts, thus improving the delivery of services to handicapped students...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Computer Networks; Disabilities; Elementary Secondary Education; Special Education; State Programs
|ERIC ED309868: School-Age Parent and Infant Development Program Quality Review Instrument. - ERIC|
The School-Age Parenting and Infant Development (SAPID) Program Quality Review (PQR) Instrument focuses on multiple uses related to California's SAPID programs. SAPID programs provide: (1) education for the school-age parent, including classes in parenting education, opportunities for career development, and high school graduation; and (2) care and development services for infants of school-age parents, including education, stimulation, health screening and treatment, and other vital provisions ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Early Parenthood; Educational Assessment; Educational Quality; Infants; Measurement Techniques; Parent Education; State Programs
|ERIC ED292572: Child Care: A Family Day Home Care Provider Program. Evaluation Report and Report Summary. - ERIC|
Evaluation of Texas' statewide, 4-week Family Day Home Care Provider Program (FDHCPP) indicated that the program, with certain changes in procedures, should be continued. The FDHCPP used the existing network of Texas Agricultural Extension Service agents as managers to disseminate information to family day care providers on the topics of business management, health and safety, child development and guidance, and nutrition for young children...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Background; Child Caregivers; Family Day Care; Program Effectiveness; Program Evaluation; State Programs; Training
|ERIC ED349510: Expenditures and Investments: Adolescent Pregnancy in the South. - ERIC|
An analysis of Southern states' policies, programs, and funding related to adolescent pregnancy was conducted for the purpose of assessing the role of the states in stimulating prevention initiatives. Specific states included were Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adolescents; Early Parenthood; Pregnancy; Prevention; Public Policy; State Programs; Trend Analysis
|ERIC ED313159: School-Age Child Care: A Response to Need. Technical Assistance Paper No. 1 (Updated). - ERIC|
This technical assistance paper discusses the need for school-age child care and documents Florida's leadership activities in providing assistance to school districts seeking to meet the needs of school-age children who are unsupervised before and after school. The Florida projects described include: (1) the School-Age Child Care Incentive Program; (2) demonstration programs; (3) cooperative programs; (4) a Clearinghouse Center that offers technical assistance concerning school-age child care to...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Education; Program Descriptions; School Age Day Care; State Programs
|ERIC ED316456: National Endowment for the Humanities 23rd Annual Report--1988. - ERIC|
Congress established the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 1965 to support scholarly research, education, and public programs in the humanities. Under the act that established the NEH, the term humanities includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following disciplines: history; philosophy; languages; linguistics; literature; archaeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Categorical Aid; Educational Finance; Federal Aid; Fellowships; Grants; Humanities; Preservation; Research Projects; State Programs
|ERIC ED310966: The Network Notebook: A Casebook for the Arts in Education. - ERIC|
Eight New York state school districts received funding to establish models in arts education and to form an Arts in Education (AIE) network. The purpose of the AIE is to share with the rest of the state its findings and experiences. The model sites share a number of essential characteristics, among them: (1) coordination; (2) art and music specialists; (3) regular involvement with arts and cultural organizations; (4) an arts advocacy role; (5) interdisciplinary study; (6) and the superintendent'...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Art Education; Cooperation; Cooperative Programs; Demonstration Programs; Elementary Secondary Education; Networks; State Programs
|ERIC ED322044: Arizona Archaeology Week: Promoting the Past to the Public. Archeological Assistance Program Technical Brief No. 2. - ERIC|
The federal archaeological community has identified a need for an organized and comprehensive public outreach effort at the national level that can provide a framework for regional and local public support for archaeological resources. This document presents one part of the program and provides guidance in developing public awareness. Arizona Archaeological Week is presented as one example of how successful public outreach programs operate...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Archaeology; Federal Programs; Natural Resources; Outreach Programs; State Programs
|ERIC ED346879: "That Every Citizen Be Information Rich." Final Conference Report on Montana Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services (Helena, Montana, January 6-8, 1991). - ERIC|
Messages from the Governor and the State Librarian of Montana, background information on preconference activities, and an overview of the governor's conference process introduce this conference report. The report covers: (1) the planning process, including the purpose and goals of the conference, members of the various committees and subcommittees, and the charges to each of the committees; (2) the planning process for six regional preconferences and the Native American preconference, including ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Conferences; Democracy; Government Role; Library Services; Literacy; Objectives; Planning; Productivity; State Programs
|"Closing the Gap": Addressing the Disparity of Infant Mortality Among African American and White Infants: Approaches for Clinicians and Policymakers|
Keywords: INFANT MORTALITY; STATE PROGRAMS; AFRICAN AMERICANS; MATERNAL HEALTH; PERINATAL CARE; PRENATAL CARE
|ERIC ED338939: Youth-School-Community Resources. A Guide to Resources for Youth and Families in Texas. - ERIC|
This Youth-School-Community Resource Guide is a reference manual of state and national programs for Texas youth, their schools, and their families. The agencies and organizations contained in this guide are divided into the following sections: (1) education programs; (2) service agencies; (3) university system services; (4) state agency services; (5) out-of-state/national agencies; and (6) hotlines...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Secondary Education; Family (Sociological Unit); National Programs; School Community Relationship; State Programs; Youth
|ERIC ED368084: The Missouri Report: Achieving the National Education Goals, 1993. - ERIC|
This report on Missouri's efforts to achieve the six National Education Goals for the year 2000 includes indicators to assess the state's progress in meeting those goals and program descriptions. Measures to achieve goal 1, to ensure that all children start school ready to learn, include education for preschoolers and their families, family crisis intervention, and health services. Reaching goal 2, raising the high school graduation rate to at least 90 percent, involves programs including course...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Objectives; Elementary Secondary Education; Public Schools; State Government; State Programs; Statewide Planning
|ERIC ED319981: Permanent Disability Benefits in Workers' Compensation. - ERIC|
This document, current through 1986, contains four parts. Part I presents a conceptual framework used to view disability among the working age population; the rudiments and objectives of workers' compensation programs; and an explanation of the criteria of adequacy, equity, and efficiency as used in the report. Part II presents a study of 10 jurisdictions: California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adults; Cost Effectiveness; Disabilities; Eligibility; Fringe Benefits; Program Evaluation; State Programs; Wages; Workers Compensation
|ERIC ED302335: Pioneering States: Innovative Family Support and Education Programs: Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri. - ERIC|
Part of the Harvard Family Research Project's ongoing series of case studies that examine state-level policy and programs for families, this booklet reviews initiatives undertaken by the states of Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri to support and educate families with young children. Each of the booklet's five sections focuses on a particular state, and includes a history of the state initiative, a description of its scope, and thoughtful reflections by the state-level dire...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Delivery Systems; Family Programs; Parent Education; Preschool Education; Program Descriptions; State Programs
|ERIC ED334121: The Year of the Arts in Education: 1990-91. What It Is All About. What To Expect. What To Do. - ERIC|
The 1990-91 school year has been designated the Year of the Arts in Education in Connecticut. This guide describes what state agencies are doing to celebrate this special year and seeks to inform various groups about what they can do to help develop Year of the Arts in Education activities. Suggestions are made for various groups including: art teachers, classroom and non-art teachers, guidance counselors, students, school principals, boards of education, PTAs and PTOs, colleges and universities...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Art Education; Curriculum Development; Elementary Secondary Education; Role of Education; State Programs; Statewide Planning
|ERIC ED311364: Profile of State HIV/AIDS Education Survey Results 1988-1989. - ERIC|
In December 1988 the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) surveyed state human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) education programs. The purposes of the survey were to collect information on the characteristics of state programs using a standard set of questions and to determine trends in state HIV/AIDS programs by comparing the data to results from 1987...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Elementary Secondary Education; Health Education; Longitudinal Studies; Prevention; State Programs
|ERIC ED317144: 1989 Survey of College Savings and Guaranteed Tuition Programs. - ERIC|
Two major designs have recently evolved for state involvement in college savings plans. The first concept, the tuition prepayment plan, was pioneered by the state of Michigan by passage of legislation in December 1986. The second concept, college savings bonds, was created and enacted the following year in Illinois. When questions arose about the tax status of tuition prepayment plans, other state legislatures began to prefer the college savings bond concept...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Finance; Higher Education; Legislation; Program Development; State Programs; Student Costs; Trusts (Financial); Tuition
|ERIC ED313149: Foster Care: Delayed Follow-Up of Noncomplying States May Reduce Incentive for Reform. United States General Accounting Office Report to the Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families. - ERIC|
This brief report focuses on one issue discussed in the General Accounting Office's (GAO) review of the foster care reforms required for states' receipt of additional funds under the Child Welfare Services grants program: whether the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) is providing incentive funds only to those states that have instituted the reforms ACYF requires under section 427 of the Social Security Act...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Compliance (Legal); Federal Aid; Federal Legislation; Foster Care; Incentive Grants; State Programs
|ERIC ED300957: Supported Employment in Illinois: Compendium of Program Profiles. - ERIC|
The compendium describes the 48 programs currently participating in the Illinois supported employment initiative. Programs are described in terms of purpose, current focus of programmatic activity, geographic area served, type and level of handicapping conditions experienced by the individuals served, and program-developed products. An introductory paper by Mark Sturgell of the Department of Rehabilitation Services traces the history of supported employment and summarizes achievements of the Ill...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adults; Disabilities; Mental Retardation; State Programs; Work Environment; Work Experience Programs; Young Adults
|ERIC ED242750: Michigan Educational Assessment Program: Social Studies, Grade 10. Test Number 95, Student Assessment Booklet. - ERIC|
The Michigan Educational Assessment Program presents an untimed, 100-question Social Studies Test (Form 95) for grade 10 students to assess social studies skills. This document contains the test booklet only. (PN)
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Achievement Tests; Educational Assessment; Grade 10; High Schools; Social Studies; State Programs; Testing Programs
|ERIC ED242748: Michigan Educational Assessment Program: Social Studies, Grade 4. Test Number 35, Student Assessment Booklet. - ERIC|
The Michigan Educational Assessment Program presents an untimed, 70-question Social Studies Test (Form 35) for grade 4 students to assess social studies skills. This document contains the test booklet only. (PN)
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Achievement Tests; Educational Assessment; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Social Studies; State Programs; Testing Programs
|ERIC ED350515: Citizen's Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Directory: Resources for Getting Involved. - ERIC|
This directory presents information about alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and prevention services and activities available around the United States. It is noted that this directory was designed to assist individuals and communities who want to participate in America's prevention efforts and to help them match their knowledge, skills, and needs to organizations with related services. Chapter 1 provides a broad overview of alcohol and other drug abuse prevention starting with a definition ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Alcohol Abuse; Drinking; Drug Abuse; Federal Government; Federal Programs; Government Role; Prevention; State Programs
|ERIC ED232206: Catalog of Instructional Materials in Spelling and Handwriting, 1983-1985. - ERIC|
Listed in this catalog of instructional materials in spelling and handwriting are those materials adopted by the California State Board of Education for use in public schools from 1983 to 1985. Programs listed include those published by W. S. Benson; Bowmar/Noble; Globe Book; Harper and Row; D. C. Heath; Laidlaw Brothers; McGraw-Hill; A. N. Palmer; Random House; Riverside; William H. Sadlier; Science Research Associates; Scott Foresman; Silver Burdett; and Zaner-Bloser...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Secondary Education; Instructional Materials; Language Arts; Spelling Instruction; State Programs; Textbooks
|ERIC ED352592: Service Integration and Coordination at the Family/Client Level. Part Three: Is Case Management the Answer? Meeting Highlights and Background Briefing Report (Washington, D.C., April 24, 1992). Revised. - ERIC|
A seminar was held on the topic of case management, how it is being used, and whether case management is the answer to providing effective family-centered integrated services. The first panelist was Marie Weil, associate dean and professor at the University of North Carolina's School of Social Work. She claimed people do not need case management unless they have multiple needs. The next three panelists then turned to case management as practiced in specific program areas, starting with welfare r...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Client Characteristics (Human Services); Mental Health Programs; Social Services; State Programs
|ERIC ED239433: Providing Programs for Preschool Gifted Children on a Statewide Basis. - ERIC|
Louisiana's statewide provisions for education of gifted and talented preschoolers are reviewed, and difficulties encountered in serving 300 gifted young children are addressed. Among the administrative burdens cited are narrow identification criteria and the combination of limited financial and personnel resources resulting in the availability of only several program prototypes. Nine suggestions are offered to other states attempting to institutionalize statewide programing for gifted preschool...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Gifted; Preschool Children; Preschool Education; Program Development; State Programs; Talent
|ERIC ED221965: State Implementation Grant. Final Report, FY 1981. - ERIC|
A State Implementation Grant Program (SIG) project coordinated an interagency approach to services for handicapped children, from birth to 3 years of age, in Maryland. A SIG panel was established from representatives of public and private agencies and consumers. The panel first identified existing services for the population (the matrix of services is appended), then noted major problems or issues in providing services (involving child identification, screening, assessment, and training)...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Agency Cooperation; Delivery Systems; Disabilities; Handicap Identification; Infants; Needs Assessment; Preschool Children; State Programs
|ERIC ED229920: State Implementation Grant for Preschool Handicapped Children. Final Report, September 1, 1981 to August 31, 1982. - ERIC|
The report outlines efforts to meet federal and South Dakota state law requirements in serving handicapped children under 6 years of age. A plan is outlined to coordinate interagency efforts for this population. Activities are listed for three major goals (sample objectives in parentheses): to develop a comprehensive interagency plan for this population (organization of an interagency council, development and field test of a draft plan); to encourage interagency coordination at the local level (...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Agency Cooperation; Coordination; Disabilities; Preschool Education; Program Development; Program Evaluation; Program Proposals; State Programs
|ERIC ED210888: The Illinois Gifted Education Five-Year Plan. - ERIC|
The five year plan for gifted education in Illinois includes an historical overview, a brief statement of program philosophy, and summary of the plan's components, which include student identification, local program development, intermediate level services, and planning and development. The major portion of the document consists of a chart detailing objectives, activities, and timeliness for the four components of the plan...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academically Gifted; Gifted; Program Development; Regional Programs; State Programs; Talent; Talent Identification
|ERIC ED377223: The Consistency of DIF/DTF across Different Test Administrations: A Multidimensional Perspective. - ERIC|
This study was patterned after a previous study by Skaggs and Lissitz (1992) in which inconsistency of differential item functioning (DIF) was reported across test administrations. They suggested multidimensionality of test data as one possible reason for inconsistency. Therefore, in this study, DIF indices which were developed recently with a multidimensional perspective were included. In addition, the consistency of differential test functioning (DTF) was evaluated...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Ethnic Groups; Item Bias; Mathematics; Reliability; Sex Differences; State Programs; Test Construction; Testing Programs